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Top Kenyan election official resigns, flees country ahead of presidential poll

The official fled to New York but did not identify who was threatening her.

Akinwumi Adesina [Photo Credit: CNN]

World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina

The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe [Photo: BBC]

Zimbabwean Electoral Commission registers 485,827 for 2018 polls

ZEC is targeting to register seven million voters in the 2018 polls, up from 6.8 million in the 2013 elections.

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 - Official

Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing- Minister

The bombing on Saturday killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Zuma reshuffles cabinet, sacks minister critical of him

He appoints a close ally to oversee nuclear deal.

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens

The produce included tomatoes, onions, carrots, grapes, apples and oranges.

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Human Rights Watch, Britain, U.S. criticise election of Congo to UNHRC

Nigeria was also re-elected to the UN agency.

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Elections: Amnesty, HRW accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people

The report brings the nationwide number of killings by police after the August 8 vote to more than 45.

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 - Official

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

The death toll could be higher as some people are still missing.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

The government has declared three days of mourning.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Mogadishu

Most of those killed were civilians, the police said.

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October 26 poll will be illegal if it is held – Odinga

The opposition leaders had withdrawn from the re run during the week

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma

It was also not immediately clear if Mr. Zuma would approach the Constitutional Court.

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In suspected protest against U.S. ban, Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram

The troops wee fighting in Niger.

Kenyan protesters teargassed [Photo: bbc.com]

Kenyan police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters

Longtime opposition backed out of a rerun.

President Uhuru Kenyatta; Photo: Bellanaija

Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal, says Kenyatta

Opposition leader, Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the presidential re run

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Egypt court upholds death sentence on eight Muslim Brotherhood members

The Cairo Criminal Court made the decision after receiving the approval of the Grand Mufti.

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Gunmen kill two in attack at Kenya University

Several students were also injured.

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Plague: Madagascar schools closed as death toll rises to 42

“In the heavily populated capital, Antananarivo, 142 people have been infected.”

South African Rand [Photo: AFKInsider]

South Africa’s net foreign reserves hit $42.651 billion in September

Gross reserves rose to 49.384 billion dollars from 46.921 billion dollars.

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Cameroon Army denies claims of 100 killed in weekend protests

Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions on Sunday symbolically declared their “independence” from the rest of the predominantly Francophone country

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U.S. expresses concern over violence in Cameroon

The U.S. urges restraint.

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame

Rwanda detains President Kagame’s opponent for alleged incitement

Ms. Rwigara,35, is being held alongside her mother and sister.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe [Photo Credit: The Standard]

Zimbabwean journalist held for ‘defaming’ Mugabe’s wife

Zimbabwe is ranked 128 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

University of Nairobi. [Photo credit: Capital FM Kenya]

Nairobi university shut after violent protests

Tensions have been mounting after Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified August 8 election results.